What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday? (21 August 2013)

Thanks for the tips last week on getting my mojo going.  Think its all to do with lack of organisation.  Since moving my craft desk also houses my computer and I have to move things around and pack away all the time.  This means I have to unpack and then pack away every time I craft which can be so demotivating.  This has been why I just don’t feel like scrapping.
My desk this week:
This week I have been working on some project life pages.  Managed to print off some photos and choose cards.  I then took the page protectors to work and stuck the photos down and completed the journalling.  It is just too much hassle to embellish whilst at work but I hope I can find some spare moments to do this at home.  
Think I may try this again this week as it has meant I have sorted the photos and completed the journalling whilst the memories are clear.
Don’t forget to pop on over to Julia to take part or just have a little nosey around craft land.


  1. 21st August 2013 / 3:20 am

    your project seems to be going well, i haven’t even printed out photos! love the colors you chose for these pages. happy WOYWW! peggy aplSEEDS@12

  2. 21st August 2013 / 2:49 am

    Hi Candace! I am doing Project Life this year too. One thing that is helping me (one who had difficulty with the journaling) to get the memories down is to use a Weekly Planner with months in a glance. I go to the day and write my thoughts or notes and then later I pair them up with the photos. I am still perfecting this but it has made a big difference. I am thinking of putting it on my nightstand and writing it down right before bed.

    Your pages are coming together nicely. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a blessed day!
    Belinda (15)

  3. 21st August 2013 / 2:53 am

    It’s hard to not have a dedicated area to craft in. I can appreciate that. Your PL page is looking ready to go, though. Hope you find some way to get out of this slump. Happy WOYWW from # 10.

  4. 21st August 2013 / 3:02 am

    Great job of getting these pages together while the wonderful memories are still fresh! Looks like you all had a fun and fabulous summer!

    Happy hopping this Wednesday!


  5. 21st August 2013 / 3:02 am

    it is so hard when you have to pack up after a session weather you are done or not, maybe you could keep a basket of the stuff you absolutely need under your table so you can work when you get a minute? Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #20

  6. 21st August 2013 / 3:43 am

    I agree your pages have a good start. Hope mojo returns soon for you. Hugs! Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #1

  7. 21st August 2013 / 4:03 am

    Keep up the good work, Candace. You are building books of memories that will be treasured for generations to come. Just think of that!! Thank you for coming by the Playhouse to visit me! Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week! Darnell #16

  8. 21st August 2013 / 4:07 am

    Candace I love your practical thinking and how you are organising yourself to keep on top of your project life pages whilst your memories are the freshest. Your pink and blue pages and patterns look great so far and thanks for visiting me already. Have a great week! Danie #17

  9. 21st August 2013 / 4:15 am

    Your project life book is fantastic. Have fun and happy crafting #7

  10. 21st August 2013 / 4:40 am

    I think your pages are great, mabybe you can have a container that you can store close by that contains what you need and this way you wont have the hassle of moving stuff all the time and when finished it is all still in the container.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 24

  11. 21st August 2013 / 4:45 am

    Your pages are good and yes its hard when you don’t have a space set aside and packing too, That’s a lot going on. But They are looking good still. Have a great day and Bright blessings to you and yours Roberta 26

  12. 21st August 2013 / 5:18 am

    Well done you on actually printing off photos – can’t remember the last time I did that! Good luck with your PL pages. MMx #33

  13. 21st August 2013 / 5:36 am

    I would do so much less if I had to pack away each time too… I hope you find a solution as your current pages look great!! Helen, 8

  14. 21st August 2013 / 6:11 am

    I am not going to start project life as it would just pressurise me too much. I am so far behind in my scrapping… #46

  15. 21st August 2013 / 7:02 am

    I understand, the getting out and putting away once a month after a crop is bad enough. Maybe the bug to scrap will become so strong thatyou suddenly won’t notice the ‘work’ part! Like your PL format and the striped paper. Still not quite over your huge move and new lifestyle, am so impressed by you!

  16. 21st August 2013 / 7:21 am

    Project life looks interesting might look into that when I finish with the albums I already have.
    Sandy 🙂 #64

  17. 21st August 2013 / 8:00 am

    Hello Candace. Haven’t found you before – we ran away to the sea, too!! – the North Wales coast.
    Love your photos – and well done for getting your picture all sorted – the scrapping will come – it just all takes time – and yes, I do realise we never seem to have enough of it 🙂 We are retired – and STILL don’t have time to get bored!
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #55

  18. 21st August 2013 / 8:53 am

    Hi there, Candace! I kept meaning to stop by your blog and now here I am! I don’t have a crafting space either and it is so difficult having to get out and clear away all the time, I know. I hope to invest in a garden shed of my very own in about a year’s time! Till then I craft on a corner of the dining table or the top of the washing machine. I can’t get around that packing up and getting it all out again problem yet. I’ve read a few blogs of deskers doing Project Life and it really sounds great! Happy WOYWW! Julie Ann xx #35

  19. 21st August 2013 / 10:13 am

    Hi Candace
    what great photo’s and the colours you are using really work wonderfully with them.
    I hope you get the time to do your journaling so you can put these safely away

  20. 21st August 2013 / 1:15 pm

    Hope you work out your space issues. Lovely photos and memories.
    Thanks for visiting
    Famfa 3

  21. 21st August 2013 / 1:21 pm

    Love your project Life! I have always wanted to do that. Hugs! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #9

  22. 21st August 2013 / 2:07 pm

    Glad to see you’re getting back into it. It’s so true that if it’s too much work to even get to our fun stuff, it often won’t happen.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier and for your kind comments.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #4

  23. 21st August 2013 / 2:24 pm

    Very difficult to always have to pack up, I did that for a couple of years before tidying out the spare bedroom and making it my own. Beautiful and inspiring quote in the post above this one, must remember that, so true.

    Brenda 2

  24. 21st August 2013 / 2:57 pm

    Your PL looks fabulous, well done keeping up with it, I always have good intentions….

  25. 21st August 2013 / 8:44 pm

    You sound as if you have a good plan there – embellishments can always come later. I do,like that pink …

  26. 21st August 2013 / 9:08 pm

    Happy WOYWW! I like you layout!!

  27. 21st August 2013 / 9:29 pm

    Well it all looks to me as though the mojo is in full flow, your journalling is looking good to me! Thank you for my snoop!!
    Happy WOYWW!
    ((Lyn)) #5

  28. 22nd August 2013 / 10:32 am

    Hi Candace, sounds like you may have to move your computer if at all possible and then perhaps you won’t have to clear up quite so much before moving on to a new project. Your PL page is lovely, even without any embellishments. Hope you have a good week. Elizabeth x #47

  29. 22nd August 2013 / 2:12 pm

    I’m glad you are getting your mojo back! Little by little you will get there!!

  30. 24th August 2013 / 9:38 am

    I feel for you, it would definitely be a demotivator to have to clear it all up and put it away every time! Glad you got it part sorted though, the journaling and photos are the main thing! Apologies for my late arrival of doing the round of WOYWW desks! Annette #6

  31. 24th August 2013 / 9:49 pm

    LOVE the colours you are using there. I tend to do base pages at crops and then embellish when I get home and I’ve got all my stuff around so can find just the right thing. Glad you are finding some time and getting going again x

  32. 25th August 2013 / 5:52 pm

    I envy scrapbookers. How fabulous to get these pretty pages done! It just seems like too much work for me. You are right, the clearing out and putting up to make the space for this kind of project is just too overwhelming to me.

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